National Park Service officials announced today the third annual, Project Parkway, will take place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Saturday, April 24, 2021. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work at various locations across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning more about the park through hands-on service. Volunteers will work alongside staff and experienced NPS volunteers to prepare the Parkway's campgrounds and several picnic areas for the spring 2021 opening.
Work identified for each location offers tasks appropriate for a wide range of skills and ages. Projects may be anything from leaf blowing and limb clearing to leveling tent pads and other maintenance tasks. Tools and safety gear will be provided. Participants are required to wear durable footwear and dress for changing weather conditions. Volunteer projects will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 p.m. at most locations.
Special safety precautions are being taken to follow CDC guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. All work will be performed outside, and masks will be required when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Pre-registration is required, and group sizes will be limited.
If you are interested in participating please email the Parkway’s Volunteer Coordinator at BLRI_Volunteers@nps.gov. Be sure to include your preferred work location:
Roanoke Mountain Day Use Area
In the vicinity of Roanoke & Salem, VA